Friday, February 14, 2014
Book Review: The XIIIth Hour at Duskland
"The XIIIth Hour at Duskland" is the introduction to the upcoming Dark Fantasy short story collection "Stories of Duskland."
Death is just the beginning...
Leonhard is a wealthy gentleman surrounded by the most unusual and loyal friends. His life has been a hiatus for many years until the day he finds a mysterious young lady lying unconscious and hurt in the nearby woods. Pity and curious, he brings her home, where him and his friends do all they can all he can to help her recovery.
A day later, by the XIIIth Hour, Leonhard, Dr. Charles, the Siamese sisters Gerania and Iphigenia and Giorgio, the barber, discover the horrid truth about the stranger's past. "Elisa" and the ones she came across were never the same, once they met in the picturesque and dark world of Duskland.
"The XIIIth Hour at Duskland" is a novel in the Fantasy/Dark Fiction/ Romance and Gothic genres by author Isis Sousa.
Three stars for the plot, for the cover art and for the effort put in for the work. The other two were lost to the character development and flow of the story. I know it's a short story, but it seemed like the characters weren't well developed. I expected Leonhard to have a story as well, even if it wasn't linked to Elisa's misery. I also wanted to know how each of them ended up in Duskland. I know how Elisa ended up there. As for the twins, I suspect Quentin's revolver sent them there. What about the others? Or is there a 2ND part coming soon? *hint, hint*